The Ottawa Senators announced Tuesday afternoon that their captain Erik Karlsson, and his wife Melinda, lost their son.
The pair were due to have a baby boy in April. The couple had recently announced Melinda’s pregnancy with a gender reveal in December.
From the Ottawa Senators’ official statement:
The collective thoughts and prayers of the Ottawa Senators organization, the city of Ottawa and entire hockey community rest with Erik and Melinda Karlsson following the loss of their son.
We ask that you respect the family’s wishes for privacy during the grieving process.
Condolences are being shared for the couple across Twitter.
Our thoughts are with Erik Karlsson and his wife Melinda. https://t.co/5E8ilYqXXo
— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) March 20, 2018
Heartbreaking news from the Ottawa Senators. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Karlsson family https://t.co/6Q6jWi8b55
— Tim and Sid (@timandsid) March 20, 2018
The entire LA Kings’ organization is thinking of Erik Karlsson and his family during this time ❤
— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 20, 2018
Our heart is broken for the Karlssons.
Karlsson was not in the lineup for Ottawa’s game against the Florida Panthers.
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